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Helpful (4)

Work/life balance depends on your manager, your manager will probably change many times

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Associate Vendor Manager in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Associate Vendor Manager in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

• Great customer focus, makes it worth building/optimizing customer-facing experiences • The company encourages moving around every 18-24 months, so the exposure to variety is great if you can survive the demanding work environment • It seems to be widely known that this is a harsh working environment so it speaks to your dedication and skill level to work here for any extended period of time.

Cons

• Work/life balance - Promotion (dedicate your days, nights and weekends) - Maintain your level (have solid wins, be ready to push back in order to get a better work/life balance) - Squeeze by (you'll probably get fired fairly quickly) • Even high performers get screwed on promotions and compensation, your offer pretty much explains exactly what you will be paid over the first 4 years

Advice to Management

The stock can't get people here forever; work on surveying your employees to find out what they really value and start offering that.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon.com

  1. Helpful (6)

    AWS is amazing mid level mgmt is lacking

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AWS Team in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - AWS Team in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazon builds amazing product and Bezos is a genius.

    Cons

    Mid Level Management and BD for AWS is based on egos and face time. They do not participate until they sense success then they push the actual contributor aside and literally take over. Mid level style is very political.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the political, ego centric behavior. Encourage Mid Level to improve management style that encourages risk taking and outside the box.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Great for your Resume

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - User Experience Design Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - User Experience Design Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon.com as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working at Amazon was a great introduction to corporate culture. There were some great designers to learn from. Having experience at Amazon, even as an intern, looks impressive on a resume and will help you find employment in the future.

    Cons

    I don't agree with Amazon's values (poor working conditions in warehouses, tax evasion, etc.).


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